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Samantha Lachman

Controversial Israeli Bill Met With Weak Opposition From American Jewish Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A contentious bill that would prioritize Israel’s identity as a Jewish state over its democratic character has been met with limited o...

My 25-Hour Day

Myra Demeter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

My favorite day of the year is the day we set our clocks back and go off Daylight Savings Time (D.S.T.). That extra hour in the day is precious and while my family enjoys the extended sleep time, I rise at my normal early hour.

In Search Of A Common Denominator

Yuli Edelstein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Yuli Edelstein

Armed with our faith on the one hand, and technological advancement on the other, we know that there is a common denominator shared by Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel: contribution to humanity. The Genesis Prize will epitomize this common denominator.

What the U.S. Can -- And Can't -- Learn From Israel's Ban on Ultra-Thin Models

The Atlantic | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

On Monday, March 19, the Israeli parliament passed legislation ubiquitously known in the country as the Photoshop laws. The new regulations on the fas...

Israel To Allow Civil Marriages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) For the first time in its 62-year history, Israel will soon allow a limited number of couples...

Israel's Arab Community Says Proposed Laws Threaten Their Rights

Inter Press Service | Mel Frykberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, Jun 8 (IPS) - Three bills recently making the rounds in the Israeli parliament have caused outrage amongst Israel's Arab minority. "They...

Yiddish Culture Day Marked In Israeli Parliament

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Oy Gevalt! Yiddish has been uttered in the Israeli parliament! Long disparaged in Hebrew-speaking Israel as the native tongue of Di...